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AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -
What is a rock star
drummer doing lecturing business students at Auburn University?
Kansas drummer and 1970's
rock legend Phil Ehart was the guest speaker at Auburn's Business School Music
Speaker Series. He spoke about lessons he has learned managing and playing in a
successful band for the last four decades.
The room was packed with
people from all over the community, not just students, to hear this rock legend
Ehart is cofounder and
manager of the band Kansas that has been popular for more than 40 years. He
also spoke about the difficulties of managing a rock n' roll band in a
competitive business like the music industry.
He says there is little
difference between managing a rock 'n' roll band and managing a business; it's
like any other business, but with better stories.
"I'm not really a
purveyor of messages," Ehart said. "It's just telling a story and how you can
have dreams at a early age and those dreams can come true if you work really
Despite serving as the band's manager for the past 25 years and
having no formal degree, Ehart says he earned his business education at the
"school of hard knocks."
On Friday, Kansas will begin a three-week tour in Massachusetts to
celebrate its 40th year.